President Donald Trump has called Jussie Smollet case in Chicago, a ‘hate crime’ against him and his base of supporter.
The president, who is in Japan to meet the nation’s new emperor, appeared to suggest that those who wanted to ‘Make America Great Again’ were the real victims of the actor’s actions.
Smollett had claimed he was the victim of a hate crime after he told police he was attacked by two men, one of whom shouted ‘this is MAGA country’. The actor was later accused of filing a false police report after two brothers came forward to say he’d paid them to stage the attack.
‘In addition to great incompetence and corruption, The Smollett case in Chicago is also about a Hate Crime,’ Trump said in the Saturday tweet. ‘Remember, “MAGA COUNTRY DID IT!” That turned out to be a total lie, had nothing to do with “MAGA COUNTRY.” Serious stuff, and not even an apology to millions of people!
This is the third time Trump has mentioned the Smollett case – he voiced his grievance once Smollett was released by Cook County and later mentioned him during a rallying cry in Wisconsin. He also voiced his displeasure with people who file fake police reports.
The 16 counts against Smollett, which included filing a false police report, were dismissed in March.
Earlier in May at an event for fallen police officer, Trump took aim at the former ‘Empire’ star as he complained about people who file false police reports.
‘In recent years another dangerous trend has begun, a number prosecutors in cities such as Philadelphia and Chicago have decided not to prosecute many criminals who pose a severe threat to public safety and community well being,’ he began. ‘Every prosecutor takes an oath not to uphold the law, not to advance a political agenda
Source; Mail Online